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Captain Thomas Rizzo Speaks at Opioid Awareness Series

Captain Thomas Rizzo of the Howell Township Police spoke last week at Brookdale Community College as part of the opioid awareness series organized by Phi Theta Kappa’ s national Honors in Action initiative. Speakers examined various aspects of the crisis and shared information about resources and rehabilitation for individuals and families.

Brookdale PTK member/officers who developed and organized the series included Lauren Deinhardt, Erica Rosenthal, Erica Mittenzwei, Victoria Augello, Matthew Bongiorno, Veronique Manfredini and Jonathan Scott. Professor Angela Saragusa serves as PTK’s advisor.

Photo caption: (left to right) Shane O’Brien (Howell, NJ), a Brookdale Community College student studying criminal justice, Captain Thomas Rizzo of the Howell Police Department and Lauren Deinhardt (Howell, NJ), a Brookdale Community College student criminal justice and PTK member/officer.